Who: Dr. Richard L. Bruno, Post-Polio Sequelae/Chronic Fatigue Expert and Author of The Polio Paradox
Where: Indianapolis, Indiana
When: Thursday, September 12 – Saturday, September 14, 2002.
Contact Tina Andriadis: 212-522-6798
Dr. Richard L. Bruno, Chairperson of the International Post-Polio Task Force and Director of The Post-Polio Institute and International Centre for Post-Polio Education and Research at New Jersey's Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, will be speaking to doctors and polio survivors in Indianapolis about Post-Polio Sequelae (PPS) from Thursday, September 12 to Saturday, September 14th. PPS are the unexpected and often disabling symptoms — overwhelming fatigue, muscle weakness, muscle and joint pain, sleep disorders, heightened sensitivity to anesthesia, cold and pain, and difficulty swallowing and breathing — that occur in 75% of paralytic and 40% of non-paralytic polio survivors about 35 years after the poliovirus attack.
There are estimated to be 38,000 polio survivors in Indiana. There are more polio survivors than there are individuals with Parkinson's disease, spinal cord injury and multiple sclerosis combined. 2002 is the 50th anniversary of the most devastating polio epidemic in Indiana that affected nearly 60,000 people across America. To highlight the needs of polio survivors, Governor O'Bannon has declared September 13 and 14 "POLIO SURVIVORS DAYS" in Indiana.
Dr. Bruno is also the author of The Polio Paradox: Uncovering the Hidden History of Polio to Understand and Treat "Post-Polio Syndrome" and Chronic Fatigue (Warner Books, 2002) and is the world's foremost expert on PPS. Dr. Bruno will be giving Grand Rounds on PPS at three hospitals and the keynote address to the Indiana Polio Survivors Association Conference.
For a copy of The Polio Paradox please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Indiana Polio Survivors Association Conference information please contact Rebecca Balsley at email@example.com.
Dr. Bruno's Itinerary:
Thursday, September 12th – Noon – GRAND ROUNDS, Neurology Department, University Hospital.
Friday, September 13th – 8:00 AM – GRAND ROUNDS, Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana.
Friday, September 13th – Noon – GRAND ROUNDS, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Department of IU Medical School, held at Methodist Hospital Conference Center.
Friday, September 13th – 5:45 to 8:30 PM – Dr. Bruno receives Indiana Polio Survivors Association "Founder's Award." Clarian Health Partners/Methodist Hospital of Indiana Conference Center.
Saturday, September 14th – 1:00 PM – Dr. Bruno gives keynote address to the Indiana Polio Survivors Association Conference at Clarian Health Partners/Methodist Hospital of Indiana Conference Center.